The Roman Town House in Dorchester has been reopened after three weeks of works.

Built after the Roman Invasion, the famous town house, close to the river walk, had seen three weeks of cleaning and conservation.

The house, based off Northernhay near Colliton Street, is the only example of a fully exposed Roman Town House in the country and was closed off last month for works.

The earliest part of the building was expanded and decorated with fine mosaics around AD350 and is thought to have been the home of a local Romano-British family, possibly an industrialist or businessman, whose ancestors had adopted the Roman way of life some 300 years earlier.

Visitors can take a free trip to the house, whilst tours of the internal structure are available for a small fee.

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